“Never mind that even under the most liberal proposals now in Congress, current illegals would have to pay a fine, learn English, and wait upward of a decade to qualify for citizenship. And no matter that these pseudo-conservatives have no alternative policy, other than to arrest and deport millions in a way that would cause far more social and economic disruption than we have now.”
The world will never be entirely fair on this side of the grave. Talk show host Dennis Praeger perspicaciously points out that a secular society cannot merely focus on the morality of a particular issue. It must also deal with the practical aspects. Let’s get real: we cannot send an estimated 10-12 million illegals “back to where they came from.” Just do the math. This is not even faintly feasible. But didn’t most of our ancestors obey the law when they immigrated to this country? Why should today’s Hispanic lawbreakers be cut so much slack? It’s purely a matter of the numbers. We are not talking about mere thousands of people, but millions. I am therefore rationally compelled to support the overall proposals of John McCain and Ted Kennedy. Some sort of amnesty program is our only realistic option.